Due to the Pandemic and COVID 19, the following adjustments are being made regarding VOLUNTEER HOURS for the 2020-2021 school year:


In an effort to be flexible during these times and maintain the Traditions set by the Porter Traditional School Parent/Student Enrollment Agreement, we are permitting PARENT volunteer hours to be carried over from the 2019-2020 school year.  This will provide more time to complete the required 10 hours per child for families that had not completed them as of March 13, 2020.

Parents of STUDENTS NEW TO PORTER are expected to complete the required 10 hours per child enrolled at Porter for the 2020-2021 school year.

We will be offering several opportunities to parents to participate in online options. 

Current opportunities are already being offered through the PTO, please check out their website: PORTER PTO WEBPAGE     

We will continue evaluate this through-out the rest of the school year.

Please understand that this is not to cause concern or worry, we are working in a time of flexibility and grace.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Mrs. Engelmeier-Foor at the school, 703-580-6501 or email her at engelmkm@pwcs.edu

To maintain our Porter Traditions during this time, we are continuing to ask our students to engage in volunteering and giving back opportunities to their family, classroom community, and neighborhood.

It is important that the conversations continue about how to give back as a person and a member of the community, even without necessarily attending a large event, or a formal volunteering opportunity.

Teachers will be helping by providing opportunities in the school setting when we return for the 50/50 Hybrid model; as well as on Zoom and through classroom jobs.

The PTO will also be providing opportunities for students to give back virtually throughout the year. 

Parents will continue to report student volunteering hours in the student’s agenda (page 7/8). 

Examples of volunteering for students:

  • Writing thank you notes to an essential worker
  • Helping a younger sibling with their distance learning/buddy reading
  • Shoveling snow this winter
  • Delivering the newspaper to a doorstep for a neighbor
  • Chores around the house to help the family